“I’m very competitive at school as well,” she said on her Web site.
“Sometimes nights are shorter when you’re studying for an exam, but it’s good to keep my head busy.
That dream was born back when she took her first steps on the ice. When she was 4, her father — a youth hockey coach — took her to play hockey at a local rink. For years, Rochette has been coached by Manon Perron.
This season, she has performed her short program to “La Cumparsita” by Gerardo Hernan Matos Rodriguez.
Some have made a spectacular contribution to their industry this year while others are women to watch for in the year to come.
Together they amassed two Olympic Gold Medals, four World Championship titles, three World Professional Championships and various other medals.
Last March, Rochette finished second to South Korea’s Kim Yu-na at the 2009 world championships, becoming the first Canadian figure skater to win a medal at the worlds since Elizabeth Manley won silver in 1988.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia South Korea’s Kim Yu-na , the woman to beat in the free skate Thursday, has been in this position.
She has wowed the crowd with her slinky, sexy short program, in which she skates nearly flawlessly.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia After weeks and months of playing it cool, saying the pressure to win an Olympic medal had not weighed on her, South Korea’s Kim Yu-na finally let her emotion show on Thursday.
She stood on the ice once her long program was done, letting the tears flow as stuffed toys and flowers rained into the rink.